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Harvey the Hippo: A Tale of Good Food Choices

Up in the sky... Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's Harvey the hippo floating by!

Up in the sky... Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's Harvey the hippo floating by! As all hippos do, Harvey liked to eat a lot of food. But, unlike other hippos, Harvey liked to eat all kinds of food, especially treats and he liked to eat a lot of them. He ate so many treats that he floated up to the sky and around the world. He got to see many interesting sights but after a week of fun travel and not eating a thing, he got so thin he floated right back into his zoo where his family and friends, and a mound of lettuce, were waiting for him.

"Harvey the Hippo brings new delight to the body of read-aloud literature for young children. The rhythm of the poem is sure to engage the ear of many a three to six-year-old, and the vibrantly tinted illustrations are pure confection to the eye. Thank you, Harvey, for nourishing the inner life of the young child!" --Toni Seidl, child psychotherapist

"As a pediatrician, I see the effects of unhealthy food choices on children every day. Harvey the Hippo is a fun, beautifully illustrated story that opens the door for families to discuss with young children how food choices affect their bodies". --Jamie Pinto, pediatrician

"Our daughters loved the rhyming words, illustrations, and lessons learned about eating well in Harvey the Hippo. It was fun to join Harvey on his trip around the world. We were able to discuss geography, different cultures, and foods. This book will serve as a touchstone for our family to remind all of us to eat well and only enjoy treats in moderation." --Martha and Paul Sharkey, Founders, Today Is A Good Day

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From the Growing With Love Series from Loving Healing Press.

My Thoughts

This engaging book is easy to read and for young children to follow. It's important to encourage healthy habits from a young age and Harvey can help you with this! The colorful illustrations allow for discussion about traveling, as well as food, for little eyes and ears. Kids enjoy rhymes and this book uses them to an advantage to capture attention. Once you've read the story with your kids, be sure to discuss how your own family can start making healthier choices when it comes to food and proper portion control for a healthier life.

I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

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